5 Questions for Josh Volk

Reader Contribution by Josh Volk
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What’s the one thing that’s a must in this world?


What is the best purchase you’ve ever made?

I worked with Splendid Cycles for a few years. They sell cargo bikes and helped me get set up to deliver by cargo bike. Probably one of the all around best businesses I’ve ever worked with.

What brings you the greatest joy?

Seeing people generously sharing.

What’s your favorite smell in the whole world?

Fresh baked bread.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Go out and find experts to learn from.

Josh Volk is the author of Compact Farms. He is the proprietor of Slow Hand Farm in Portland, Oregon, and has been working on and managing small farms around the country for the last 20 years, studying the systems that make them efficient. He travels in the United States and abroad, consulting with farmers and researchers, teaching farm apprentices and new farmers, presenting workshops at agricultural conferences, and writing articles for publications, including Growing for Market magazine. For more on Josh check out MotherEarthNewsFair.com!